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Veg chow mein made with noodles and vegetables served in a white plate

Veg Chow Mein

Veg Chow Mein is a very tasty and popular stir-fried vegetable noodle dish from China. It’s also one of the most popular street foods in India and a lot of other countries.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Indo-Chinese
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Noodle recipe, Stir fried Noodles, Veg Chow Mein, Vegetable Chow Mein
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 392kcal


  • 275 grams noodles
  • 2.5 cups cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup carrots julienned
  • 1/2 cup capsicum julienned
  • 1/4 cup spring onion finely chopped, keep white and green part separately
  • 1 cup onion thinly sliced
  • 5-6 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies thinly sliced, optional
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp green chili sauce adjust as per taste
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil keep one additional spoon of oil to coat the noodles after rinsing


  • Boil the noodles as per instructions given on the packet. Rinse with cold water, apply some oil to avoid sticking and keep aside.
  • In a bowl mix all the sauces, vinegar, pepper, and salt. Keep aside
  • Heat oil in a large wok or pan. Add garlic, saute for a few seconds till they become fragrant.
  • Add the sliced onion and stir fry till it becomes translucent and then add all the remaining vegetables and white portion of spring onion. Stir fry for around 2-3 minutes or till vegetables are cooked but crunchy.
  • Add the sauce mixture, mix and stir fry for a few seconds before adding the noodles. Stir fry for another 2 minutes, tossing continuously till everything gets mixed nicely.
  • Garnish with the green part of spring onions and serve hot.


  • Don’t overcook the noodles, take them out of the boiling water 1-2 minutes before they are completely cooked. Rinse with cold water, apply oil, and keep aside till you stir fry the vegetables. Applying oil will help to prevent the noodle strands to stick to each other.
  • Always use a large utensil to make chow mein.
  • Stir fry the vegetables and noodles on a high flame so that they remain crunchy.
  • Chow mein is cooked on a high flame so keep everything ready before you start making it. Chop the vegetables, boil noodles, and mix sauces with vinegar and pepper in a bowl. Once you start the stir-frying process everything will get cooked within a few minutes.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3451IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg